Topic Archives: Chocolate

Posted in Coming Soon, Goose Island Brewing, Headlines

Goose Island’s Bourbon County Series could pick up “Neopolitan Stout” this fall

Goose Island Bourbon County Neopolitan Stout

Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Neopolitan Stout is potentially joining the Bourbon County Brand series this fall. 

First get familiar with the term “pastry stout”. The beer industry is full of them these days. Take a simple imperial stout.- and throw in ingredients you’d find in a scone, brownie, cookie, or cake. Pastry stouts now have vanilla beans, cinnamon, cacao nibs, coconut, lactose, even breakfast cereal or movie theater candy. Not to mention aged various spirits barrels. They are basically alcoholic desserts.

Chicago’s Goose Island is home to one of the most well-known barrel-aged imperial stouts – Bourbon County. Over the years, Coffee, Vanilla, and berry editions have surfaced. Goose Island hasn’t turned a blind eye to the success of the (using this term loosely) “style” and is potentially bringing their own pastries to the table.

Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Neopolitan Stout looks to sweeten palates this fall. The imperial stout has been aged in bourbon barrels with vanilla, lactose milk sugar, strawberry puree, and chocolate. Think boozy ice cream.

No official announcement has been made by Goose Island on any of the 2018 variants.

Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Neopolitan Stout is slated for 16.9-ounce bottles and draft.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Strawberry Puree. Chocolate. Vanilla. Lactose. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 16.9oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: TBA

?? ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Hi Wire Brewing

Hi-Wire releases a Horchata inspired edition of their 10W-40 imperial stout this weekend

Hi-Wire Horchata 10W-40

Hi-Wire Horchata 10W-40, a dessert inspired edition of the brewery’s increasingly popular imperial stout is coming this weekend. 

The Asheville, North Carolina based brewery debuted 10W-40 Imperial Stout, a coffee, chocolate, and vanilla a few years ago. It truly does pour like motor oil. Not long after, a barrel-aged edition debuted.

On July 7th, this “oil” line gains a horchata edition of the imperial stout. This edition features chocolate, cinnamon, and vanilla beans, with a creaminess derived from lactose milk sugar.

This decadent stout boasts huge notes of fresh vanilla, amaretto, and cinnamon with an incredibly smooth and chocolatey finish.

Hi-Wire Horchata 10W-40 is a 16-ounce can offering, available in the taproom on July 7th at 12 pm. Limited distribution to follow.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Chocolate. Cinnamon. Vanilla Beans. Lactose.)
Availability: 16oz Cans.
Debut: 7/7/18

8% ABV

Posted in Headlines, Oskar Blues Brewing

Oskar Blues Barrel-Aged Mocha Ten FIDY is coming in July

Oskar Blues Barrel-Aged Mocha Ten FIDY

Oskar Blues Barrel-Aged Mocha Ten FIDY will be available at both Colorado and North Carolina breweries in July. 

July 7th National Chocolate Day – a perfect day to release the latest iteration of the most recognizable imperial stouts in beer – Oskar Blues Ten FIDY. That motor oil resembling liquid has been aging in bourbon barrels with Cholaca, a pure liquid cacao.

The finishing flourish is a hefty dosing of Mexican bean cold brew from Hotbox Roasters.

The O.G. Imperial Stout got a one-way golden ticket to the inside of a barrel, where it went ass-over-elbows into a Cholaca chocolate river and then hotbox’d with Hotbox Roasters’ cold brew until it manifested as a smooth mocha mutha.

Oskar Blues Barrel-Aged Mocha Ten FIDY will only be available at the Longmont, Colorado-based brewery and the Brevard, North Carolina brewery on July 7th. Wristbands will be handed out starting at 9:30 am (local time). 19.2-ounce cans are available by the can ($15), 12-count case ($180) with a 5 case limit.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee. Chocolate. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 19.2oz Cans, Limited Draft. Brewery Only.
Debut: 7/7/18

12.9% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Evil Twin Brewing, Westbrook Brewing Co

Pastry stout fan? Wait until you read the name of this Evil Twin & Westbrook collaboration

Evil Twin Maple Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Mexican Biscotti Toasted Coconut Cake Break

Evil Twin Maple Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Mexican Biscotti Toasted Coconut Cake Break is a future bottle potential. The name is quite the mouthful.

Evil Twin is in the process of building their first brick and mortar location in New York City. In the meantime, Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso has “gypsy” brewing stateside at various breweries -one being Westbrook Brewing in South Carolina.

The origin of this mega-collaboration starts as Evil Twin’s Biscotti Break and Westbrook Brewing’s Mexican Cake Imperial Stout. The two brewing teams combine the two beers into one beast of a beer – Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake BreakThey didn’t stop there. Barrel-aged variants surfaced Double Barrel Aged Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break, aged in Marsala wine and bourbon barrels, and Evil Twin Maple Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break.

if you didn’t know pastry stouts are alive and well in the brewing industry, then let this serve as your official notice. Half the lines at breweries on Saturdays are for pastry stouts. A beer name like Evil Twin Maple Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Mexican Biscotti Toasted Coconut Cake Break is enough to make a beer geek break out in a sweat.

Evil Twin Maple Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Mexican Biscotti Toasted Coconut Cake Break is slated to be a 22-ounce bottle release. The brewery has not yet announced this offering.

Style: Imperial Stout (CoconutCoffee, Cinnamon, Almonds, Cocoa Nibs, Habanero Peppers. Barrel Aged. Maple Syrup Barrel Aged.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles
Debut: TBA

10.5% ABV

Posted in New Releases, Red Brick Brewing

Valentine’s Day Reservation: Red Brick Table For One

Red Brick Table For One

In honor of Valentine’s Day, (or in this case the day after Valentines), meet Red Brick Table For One.

This limited run of 22-ounce bottles features an imperial porter aged in bourbon barrels with both chocolate and cherries. Bottles are $15 dollars each.

Red Brick No New Friends draws a crowd, & new fans

Red Brick Table For One is a brewery release only.

Style: Imperial Porter (w/ Chocolate. Cherries. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles. Limited Release.
Distribution: N/A

Debut: 2/15/18

?? ABV

Posted in New Releases, The Veil Brewing

Hundreds of pounds of marshmallows, graham crackers, & coffee created The Veil Brewing S’Mores Hornswoggler

The Veil Brewing S'mores Hornswoggler

A beer that’s absolutely perfect for a campfire. The Veil Brewing S’Mores Hornswoggler debuts today.

This story begins as Hornswoggler, the Richmond, Virginia based brewery’s milk stout brewed with chocolate. The beer is so rich with not only flavor, but the potential for different variants, The Veil didn’t resist the opportunity.

Since the original release, Hornswoggler has aged on Coffee, Oreos, Peanut Butter, Coconuts, Double Chocolate, French Vanilla, even Candy Bars.

Today, The Veil Brewing S’mores Hornswoggler expands the coveted ‘Swoggler lineup. This chocolate-heavy milk stout features more than 60 gallons of Cholaca liquid sweetened cocoa nibs (for extra chocolate flavor) plus 100 pounds of marshmallows added on the hot side of the brew day.

The perfect S’more needs a graham cracker. The Veil added move 700 pounds of crushed graham cracker, and for an added touch – 8 pounds per barrel of marshmallow coffee.

Sweet milk chocolate, salty & sweet graham cracker, aromatic marshmallows, and nice subtle roast from the coffee. S’mores all in your mouth-hole! 😎

The Veil Brewing S’Mores Hornswoggler will be available in 16-ounce cans/4 packs. $17 each.

Style: Milk Stout (w/ Graham Cracker. Marshmallows. Liquid Cacao Nibs. Coffee. Lactose.)
Availability: 16oz. Cans
Debut: 2/13/18

7% ABV

SEE THEM ALL: The Veil Brewing Hornswoggler Series

Posted in Coming Soon, Mother's Brewing Company

Mother’s Brewing Rum Barrel MILF debuts February 10th

Mother's Brewing Rum Barrel MILF

Mother’s Brewing Rum Barrel MILF debuts on February 10th. 

While the most well-known edition of Mother’s Brewing’s MILF is an imperial stout brewed with raisins & cocoa nibs and aged in a blend of spirits barrels, this edition narrows things down to just one barrel – rum.

RELATED: Mother’s Brewing Brandy Barrel-Aged MILF

Mother’s Brewing Rum Barrel MILF Imperial Stout will be available in 22-ounce bottles when the brewery opens on February 10th.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Cocoa Nibs. Raisins. Barrel Aged. Rum. )
Availability: 22oz Bottles
Debut: 2/10/18

11% ABV